If mojitos or Old Fashioneds are your drink of choice, you’ll see the need for this right away: the pestle mashes the fruit or herbs your recipe requires. “It breaks down the fruit and the oils in the herb leaves to get the oil and the flavor out,” says Means.
You can have the greatest cocktail recipes in the world, but if you're not quite confident in how to mix the drinks—well, let's just say they could put a bad taste in your guests mouths. Expert bartender Brian Means walks us through the right (and very
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